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On Wed, 21 Jul 10 06:18:40 UTC A (19) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To look back from old age and judge my time as wasted
Where would you like to live?
In a city with great public transportation
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Coming in from the rain to clam chowder, a copy of Lolita, and a loved one
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Flippancy, weakness
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Hans Castorp, Ishmael
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
The women of my family
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jane Eyre
Your favorite painter?
Uh I only like dumb comics.
Your favorite musician?
Uh I only like dumb bands. The Clash, maybe?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Kindness, intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Strength, humor, courage
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, talking with friends
Who would you have liked to be?
Elizabeth Bishop
Your most marked characteristic?
Relentless optimism and a lack of willpower.
What do you most value in your friends?
Proximity, it seems
What is your principle defect?
Lots of self-awareness and no self-control
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To miss some opportunity (a job, friend, lover, experience) for fear of asking
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Seagulls: smart, noisy, fun-loving
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Vladimir Nabokov, Eudora Welty
Who are your favorite poets?
W.B. Yeats, Anne Sexton
What are your favorite names?
Jane, Emily, Jack. God, I'm boring.
What is it you most dislike?
Cruelty to the weak
What historical figures do you most despise?
Uh, Hitler's a pretty good bet here.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
A silver tongue
How would you like to die?
Surrounded by my loved ones
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Walk it off, hug it out.

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